Blackpink’s ‘Born Pink’ album remains on Billboard 200 for eighth week
K-pop girl group Blackpink’s second studio album “Born Pink” continued its chart success by remaining on the Billboard 200 chart for eight weeks in a row.
Billboard released its main top 200 chart on Tuesday local time, in which “Born Pink” was ranked 141st. The title song of the album, “Shutdown,” ranked 66th on the Global 200 chart, down 20 places from the previous week.
The pre-released song “Pink Venom” from the same album also ranked 81st on the same Global 200 chart, remaining on the chart for 12 consecutive weeks.
The Billboard 200 albums chart takes into account physical CD sales as well as the number of online streams and downloads converted to count as CD sales. One-thousand five-hundred on-demand streams are counted as one streaming equivalent album (SEA), and 10 track downloads are counted as one track equivalent album (TEA).
Dropped on Sept. 16, “Born Pink” sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide to top the Billboard 200 at the end of the same month. The feat made Blackpink the first female K-pop act to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Only K-pop boy bands BTS, SuperM and Stray Kids had topped the chart prior.
With “Born Pink,” Blackpink also became the first female Asian artist to top Britain’s Official Albums Chart.
BY LIM JEONG-WON [firstname.lastname@example.org]